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Green Island, Cairns

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A visit to Green Island will bring you to the tropical paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. Just 27 km (17 mi) offshore from Cairns, this small, sandy island formed on the surface of a coral reef. Snorkel and dive in the cool waters over colorful coral and sealife. Go on a glass-bottom boat or semisubmerged submarine to see the underwater views of starfish, turtles, shells, and fish. Follow the boardwalk through the thick, emerald rainforest to reach the crocodile farm. Rent a locker for your belongings at the island, so that you can explore the place without worry. Take a look at our Cairns trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Green Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Loved Green Island. This is perfect for older travellers or young families. You can easily walk around the whole island - nice boardwalks. You can opt for glass bottom tour if you are a non swimmer....  more
    Loved Green Island. This is perfect for older travellers or young families. You can easily walk around the whole island - nice boardwalks. You can opt for glass bottom tour if you are a non swimmer....  more »
  • Went for 1/2 day with 10 year old, went snorkelling, swam with turtles, went on the glass bottom boat. We didn’t visit the resort so can’t comment on that. The water was rough going out to the... 
    Went for 1/2 day with 10 year old, went snorkelling, swam with turtles, went on the glass bottom boat. We didn’t visit the resort so can’t comment on that. The water was rough going out to the...  more »
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  • The most beautiful island I’ve seen during my trip in Cairns 💙 The ocean was calm. The sand is so fine and clean, and so easy to walk onto. Everything about this island is peaceful ✨ We visited the island for a day trip - approximately 6 hours. We booked via Klook app and a buffet lunch was provided. I guess it was the best decision as there was only one? Food court accessible to day trip visitors. Bringing your own food would be a bit of a hassle. I wish we stayed here for a couple of nights as a day trip wasn’t enough.
  • We were only on the Island for 2 hours on a Great Adventures stop over on the way to the outer reef. In that time we managed to snorke in two spots and swim in the pool. While snorkeling we saw tropical fish, a sea turtle and 2 Black Tip Reef Sharks.i wish we had time to explore more of the island.

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